Family Holidays Pyrenees Independent
Independent Family Holidays
In combination with our guided hiking for all the family there are a great number of other activites in the local area that you could comnine to make your own multi-activity expedition into the Pyrenees. Many families choose to stay in our region of the Hautes – Pyrenees to enjoy some of the many attractions in the surrounding area. We’re happy to help you arrange any activities, suggest suitable walking and cycling routes and places to visit, when you book guiding with us.
Pic du Midi
An exciting cable car ride to the Pic du Midi – a working observatory with astronomy museum, restaurant and a 360 degree panorama of the Pyrenees.
Chlorofil Adventure Park
A woodland assault course with rope ladders, zip lines and suspended walkways high in the tree tops.
Donjon des Aigles
An ancient castle tower with active displays of eagles, owls, and vultures in flight.
A hands-on zoo of Pyrenean wildlife in their natural environment. Marmots, brown bears, wolves, chamois and more!
Grottes de Betharram
One of the most beautiful and interesting showcaves of the Pyrenees. Visit the five grottos on foot, by boat and on a train!
Try the cross country trails at Col de Couraduque or cycle around the pretty Lac Payolle.
Enjoy the tranquility of the Plateau de Lienz, with a ride through the meadows or a longer jaunt into the forest. A selection of rides for 15 minutes to 3 hours, with no age limit.
All sorts of fun including kids’ quad biking, downhill bikes, grass carts, mountain boarding and “arapaho” fat-wheeled scooters.
Barèges fun pool
Barèges has an outdoor heated fun pool – a great spot for splashing and sun bathing in the afternoons!
Luz summer pool
There is a full size outdoor swimming pool at Luz St. Sauveur, just down the valley.
Lac Vert leisure centre
Swimming pool with chute and a lake with pedalos and canoes/kayaks.
Barèges thermal spa
Relax in the thermal baths after a hard day’s activities. The spa has a hot tub, steam room, jacuzzi pool, massage and beauty treatments.
Gedre ice rink
Ice skating in the pretty Pyrenean village of Gedre, en-route to the spectacular Cirque du Gavarnie. Only 7 € for adults, and 5 € for kids!
Lourdes and the Pic du Jer
Visit the pilgrimage town of Lourdes, and take a ride up the funiculaire train for a fantastic view of the mountains from the summit of the Pic du Jer.
Walking, picnics and mountain lakes
Countless mountain walks, from gentle strolls to epic hikes! Picnic beside a mirror lake, dip your feet in an icy stream, scramble up to the “Grande Cascade” in Gavarnie or cheat and take the chair lift at Pont d’Espagne…
Mountain Luge, Hautacam
A 700m descent in a two-man car. 3 € for one ride, or 12 € for five. Whizz down the mountain slopes while enjoying the scenery in style!
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